School of Education Graduation Celebration


2022 Graduation Celebration: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5pm

We look forward to celebrating the Graduating Class of 2022 at an in-person ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5 pm in person at Hunter North Assembly Hall.

The Hunter College Commencement taking place on Friday, June 10, 2022 is a separate event and requires a separate RSVP to participate. You are invited to attend both ceremonies.

View the Live Stream of the Graduation Celebration

Graduation Celebration Online Program

View the Graduation Celebration Program online.

Cap and Gown

Please order your cap and gown via Shakespeare & Co.

Day-of Instructions for Students and Guests

Arrival Times

For Graduating Students

Students should plan to arrive for robing at the staggered times and locations based on their program.

Please note guests are not allowed in the student robing area.

3 pm
  • EdD in Instructional Leadership: 8th Floor West
3:30 pm
  • Adolescent Education: West Lobby
  • Early Childhood Education: West Lobby
  • Literacy Education: 7th Floor
  • TESOL and Bilingual Education: 7th Floor
  • Counseling: Glass Cafe
4 pm
  • Childhood Education: West Lobby
  • Creative Arts Education: 7th Floor
  • Educational Psychology: 7th Floor
  • School Leadership: 7th Floor
  • Special Education: Cafeteria

For In-Person Guests

3:30 pm

Doors to the North Assembly Hall located on 69th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues open for guests. Guests are not allowed in the robing area.

For Online Guests

5 pm

For guests unable to attend in person, the ceremony will be live streamed on the School of Education Youtube page.

COVID Guidelines

All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination via your Centers for Disease Control (CDC) card or card image, Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus, or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 7 days. Guests should be prepared to show valid identification.

Per the CUNY Chancellor’s recommendation, we urge you to wear a mask in public indoor spaces.

How Graduation Celebration Will Work

Before the Ceremony: Graduating Student Robing

Graduating students should plan to arrive at robing  based on their assigned times and locations. Please review the How to Wear Your Commencement Regalia instructional video.

Students will prepare for the celebration, receive final instructions, and organize into groups in order to march to the venue.

Guests are not permitted into student robing.

Bags and Personal Belongings

Graduating students may not leave any bags or belongings in the robing area. There will not be a bag check. You must hold on to all personal belongings.

Name Cards

After checking in at student robing, you will be issued an index card with your name on it. Each graduating student must have one of these cards. This is the card from which your name will be read out loud as you cross the stage.

March to the Venue

Shortly before the celebration is about to begin, graduating students and faculty will begin to organize in order to march down for the procession. Faculty will lead the procession, followed by graduates. The staff will be there to guide you.

The Ceremony

Walking into the Venue

The celebration opens with the presentation of graduates. This is where you are presented as a graduate, have your name read, walk across the stage, have a photo taken with Dean Middleton, and take your seat.

Pictures During the Ceremony

You will have professional photos taken of you three times during the celebration:

  • just before your name is called
  • with the dean
  • as you exit the stage

Guests are to remain in their seats during the ceremony. You will be able to access these photos after the celebration.

Exiting the Venue – Recessional of Faculty and Graduates

At the conclusion of the celebration, ushers will lead you out. Guests will remain in their seats until all graduates have exited.

After the Ceremony

Graduates may not remain in the Assembly Hall Lobby after the celebration, and will not be able to meet their family or friends on campus. Please designate an off campus location to meet up with your guests.

Here are some ideas for a rendezvous point:

  • Outside along 69th street, between Park and Lexington
  • In front of Hunter’s Entrance on Park Avenue, between 68th and 69th
  • In Central Park, which is a short walk away